Category Archives: Event Reports

Event Report: Leighton Observatory Open Day 8th March 2014, by Brenda Jones

Thanks to Brenda Jones for sending us her report of our National Astronomy Week 2014 open day/evening at the Leighton Observatory. I just wanted to express our thanks to the Liverpool Astronomical Society & their members. Although we live in Cheadle, Greater Manchester we’d found out about the event at Pex Hill via my brother […] Continue Reading »

Event Report: Leighton Observatory Open Day 8th March 2014, by Hayley Parr

I arrived at this event around 3pm, nice drive, no disasters. Disappointingly, Galileo had already left because he was poorly, I haven’t seen him for a while and was looking forward to a catch up! Get well soon! Although this event was cloudy at first we persevered waiting for Mr. Sun to show his face. […] Continue Reading »

Event Report: Wirral Star Party, 1st March 2014 by Hayley Parr

On Saturday the 1st March I attended the Wirral Star Party with Liverpool Astronomical society. Not coming from Liverpool myself and being a St. Helens girl, I thought I would avoid the pesky £1.60 charge on the Mersey tunnel and drive around it all instead. This journey took me 3 hours, caused me to go […] Continue Reading »

Images from Wirral Star Party, 1st March 2014

Below are some of the images we’ve been sent from last night’s Star Party at Wirral Country Park. As we receive more, the gallery below will update. If you have images you’d like to add, please get in touch! You can contact us in any of several ways: In the comments at the bottom of […] Continue Reading »

Message of thanks re: Wirral Star Party (National Astronomy Week 2014)

Just a message of thanks, once again to all the LAS Members who helped with last night’s Wirral Star Party, which was attended by approx 125 members of the public. The weather tried to crash the party with rain and cloud, but we did get some clear spells, to enjoy Jupiter, and lots more. Special […] Continue Reading »

Stargazing Live 2014, report by Steve Southern

LAS at Stargazing Live, 7th and 8th January 2014 Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th January 2014 at Stargazing Live, Jodrell Bank Once again for the third year in a row, the LAS was asked to participate in the very successful Stargazing Live events run by the BBC at Jodrell Bank.  Adult Members and Young Astronomers […] Continue Reading »

Image from the BBC from Stargazing Live 2013

Below are two images taken by Paul Vanezis of the BBC, at this year’s Stargazing Live event in Jodrell Bank, which the BBC have very kindly given us permission to use. Please note that these images are not to be used or redistributed under any circumstance without the express permission of the BBC. Continue Reading »

Event Report: Stargazing Live 2013 by Steve Southern

Stargazing Live 2013 By Steve Southern Once again the BBC Stargazing Live programmes on BBC2 have sparked massive interest in the hobby of astronomy throughout the UK. And, as last year, the Liverpool Astronomical Society has been heavily involved with the live Jodrell Bank TV programmes. Plus our own local activities with more to come […] Continue Reading »

Event Report: BBC Stargazing Live 2013 – Night 1, 8th January 2013

We’ve had a great time with the BBC and everybody else tonight at Stargazing Live. A big thanks to all who took part both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. It was great to see some of our younger members get some camera time too :-) The weather decided to be a […] Continue Reading »